Transport MinistryRepresentatives from Brazilian port and logistics companies have a positive opinion of Latvia's cargo transit offers, pointing out that Brazil's trade with Russia and other CIS countries is increasing, therefore new cargo transportation routes have to be considered, the Transport Ministry informed the business information portal Nozare.lv, cites LETA.

Latvian portsLatvian ports see 7.3% reduction in cargo turnover in 10 months

Cargo turnover at Latvian ports reached 58.8 million tons in the first ten months of 2013, 7.3% less than in the same period in 2012, the Transport Ministry's Transit Policy Department informed LETA/Nozare.lv.

Liepaja PortLiepaja Port cargo turnover decreased by 34.1% in January-October

Liepaja Port handled 3,965,499 tons of cargo in January-October 2013, a 34.1% decrease on the respective period in 2012, Liepaja Special Economic Zone public relations specialist Liga Ratniece-Kadege informed LETA.

Latvia's transport and logisticsUralchem Trading largest company in transport and logistics industry in Latvia in 2012

Agricultural chemistry and fertilizer producer Uralchem Trading was the leader in Latvia's transport and logistics industry last year, when the company's turnover amounted to LVL 855.92 million, according to the Latvian Business Report 2013 collated by Latvijas Talrunis, Firmas.lv and Nozare.lv, writes LETA.

Latvian ports Latvian large ports will have to make payments into state budget for using infrastructure

Saeima approved amendments to the Law on Ports in the final reading yesterday, which stipulate that the authorities of the Freeport of Riga, Ventspils Freeport and Liepaja Special Economic Zone would have to make payments into the state master budget for using strategic state infrastructure, informs LETA.

Riga International AirportNew cargo turnover record set at Riga Airport in October

In October 2013, Riga International Airport reached a new cargo handling record – 7809 tonnes, or 215 per cent up year on year, and 290 tonnes more than in April 2012 when for the first time in its history the airport attained an unprecedented record – 7519 tonnes, informs head of communications at Riga International Airport Elina Krastina.

Air freight shippingIn October 2013, Riga International Airport reached a new cargo handling record – 7809 tonnes, or 215 per cent up year on year, and 290 tonnes more than in April 2012 when for the first time in its history the airport attained an unprecedented record – 7519 tonnes. It should be noted that the biggest part of the cargo handled at the airport (~ 70%) are cargo shipments to the international forces in Afghanistan, which shows Latvia’s important role as a reliable partner.

Transport cooperationMatiss notes great potential for Latvian-Uzbek transport cooperation

The cooperation between Latvia and Uzbekistan in the field of transport has been developing successfully, but it has not yet achieved full potential, Transport Minister Anrijs Matiss said during a meeting with Uzbek Minister of Foreign Economic Relations, Investment and Trade Elyor Ganiyev, informs LETA/Nozare.lv.

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